- About The Brand -
Bree & Milly was created in honor of my Father (Bree) and Mother (Milly) Edmund, both deceased.
May they Rest in Peace.
For many years I searched for a product that was not heavy, greasy and could keep my body moisturized all day. After not being able to find what I needed, I decided to create my own brand called Bree & Milly. I started this product line because I’ve always had an interest in the benefits of herbs, natural butters and essential oils. As a child growing up on the Caribbean island of Grenada, we always used "bush” and other natural products to cure belly aches, skins issues and kept a supply of other natural remedies for both body and hair. We were also very resourceful in using coconut oil for cooking, as well as for body and hair. This practice was part of my upbringing, so it was a natural progression to go back to what I knew. After studying Green and Holistic Medicine, I decided to merge my knowledge of herbs with my use of coconut oil, butters and essential oils to form "Bree and Milly."
When I moved to Canada as a young child in the early 70’s, it was very hard to find products that worked to quench my dry skin due to the harsh winter months. I tried everything available, but to no avail. As I matured and was able to return to the Caribbean over the years, I finally started buying coconut oil once again to cook with. But I also began to use it on my face as a moisturizer, in my hair and on my body. I found it to be nourishing, and it kept my skin moisturized all day long. I haven't looked back since. My motto is to use what you know and use what works instead of trying out fancy things that costs lots of money, but don't really work. Just because it says it contains "natural" ingredients, this isn't usually the case. If you really take the time to read what is in your product(s), you would be surprised how much "natural" ingredients are actually contained within. If the natural ingredients are not the first three ingredients listed at the top, you know you shouldn't be using that product because it's not "natural." Sorry!
Those who have tried my products have been very satisfied with the feel, consistency, contents and the results they've received from using products that contain natural ingredients.
I hope you'll enjoy these products as well!
We're based in Brooklyn, NY.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHY USE BREE & MILLY'S PRODUCTS?
Our products hydrates, soothes and softens skin and hair, and includes essential oils (beneficial for the whole body). We do not use artificial ingredients.
Safe for babies and adults and absorbs safely into the skin.
Eco friendly. Product containers are made from food-safe, reusable and recyclable polypropylene. Some products are contained in dark glass bottles as essential oils included will change the make up of the product if exposed to light. Please store such products in a cool dark place.
WHAT CAN I DO IF PRODUCTS BECOME TOO SOFT OR TOO HARD?
Coconut oil freezes below 76 degrees fahrenheit . Therefore in winter time, you'll find that our products may become firmer due to colder conditions. As the weather gets warmer, you'll notice that the oils within the product will become softer. If it becomes too soft, simply put the product in the refridgerator for approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour and the texture will harden. Store in a cool place to keep the consistency (i.e. medicine cabinet).
WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF YOUR PRODUCTS?
Our products are best used within 6 months to one year.
HOW LONG DOES THE DEODORANT LAST?
This product usually last 5-7 months depending on how often it's used. You need only one or two swipes upon application. No more than that is necessary.